Covers are a very important part of books and comics! They entice us to pick them up and read them, they encourage us to BUY them. But how much are they really needed for webcomics? You hardly ever look at the front cover and what you really want in a webcomic is the meat of it, not the packaging, they're not waiting on racks outside a shop… and yet we still make them anyway, not just for the front cover but also chapter covers as well! This was the idea behind a thread Pitface came up with in the DD forums and we thought it was an interesting topic.
Personally I love drawing covers, they give me a chance to break out of the comic format and be all arty and play with title text. How about you? What's your position on webcomic covers?
This week Gunwallce has given us the theme to Kawaiidolia: A dreamy journey into a world of green shade, damp, fresh air, and dapple golden sunlight. This is a pretty track , full of beauty.
Topics and shownotes
Toni Kino Adventure - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/jan/23/featured-comic-toni-kino-adventures/
Pit's Cover thread - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/topic/177842/
Without moonlight cover - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/5241132/
Banes' Typical Strange cover - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Typical_Strange/5395433/
Putrid Meat cover - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/PUTRID_MEAT/5443047/
Opening tune borrowed from “cover me” by Percy Sledge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lE0oGYXUwY
What's in an OP, examining anime openings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAKs3rbtgAs&list=PLiA-wx1wjaKpFbymrAHhdgzqmWADswVyC
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
PitFace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
Kawaiidolia - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/KAWAIIDOLIA/, by Skepticalsquare, rated E.